As much as I am able to every day, I will strive to be:
The Proverbs 31 Woman :
An excellent wife, who can find?
For her worth is far above jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts in her,
And he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
Kind, her character
as a wife
She looks for wool and flax
And works with her hands in delight.
She is like merchant ships;
She brings her food from afar.
Goes extra mile to get choicest goods
She rises also while it is still night
And gives food to her household
And portions to her maidens.
She considers a field and buys it;
From her earnings she plants a vineyard.
Enterprising, prudent with money
She girds herself with strength
And makes her arms strong.
She senses that her gain is good;
Her lamp does not go out at night.
She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her hands grasp the spindle.
Diligent, her Devotion
as a Homemaker
She extends her hand to the poor,
And she stretches out her hands to the needy.
Compassionate, generous her Generosity
as a Neighbor
She is not afraid of the snow for her household,
For all her household are clothed with scarlet.
She makes coverings for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies belts to the tradesmen.
Industrious, her devotion
as a Homemaker
Strength and dignity are her clothing,
And she smiles at the future.
She opens her mouth in wisdom,
And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
Wise, her influence
as a teacher
She looks well to the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
Manages her home
Her children rise up and bless her;
Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
“Many daughters have done nobly,
But you excel them all.”
Distinguished, her effectiveness
as a Mother
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
Give her the product of her hands,
And let her works praise her in the gates.
Honored. Her excellence
as a person
~ Proverbs 31:10-31